Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Russia: Positions of Brewing CompaniesThe review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.
Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brandsIn 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.
Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.
The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. ...
India. Beer boutique opened in Bangalore
So, the Beer Cafe Biggie - a pub dedicated to the drink -- has opened in Kormangala 4th block, near Maharaja Signal. A variation of The Beer Cafe in Indira Nagar, it has it all - beer, beer-based cocktails and delicious starters and food that goes well with beer.
There are twenty-nine varieties of beer which includes six signature beer-based cocktails and regular draught and bottled beer.
Even the beer agnostics will enjoy the cafe’s cocktails.
There are citrusy and bittersweet beers. Beer Rita has a combination of Triple Sec, Tequila and lime which gives a mild buzz with the bitterness of beer and sourness of the citrus fruits. The Blue Flip is a refreshing tropical experience with its blend of passion fruit and blue Curacao liquer, which draws its flavour from a tropical fruit found in a Dutch Carribbean island.
Some have overdone the sweet, like the Crazy Nut -- which reminds you of a mild cough syrup. The raspberry in this cocktail gives it a red colour.
Since the summer is here, you could try the beerijito, a beer version of the classic mojito, with white rum and a dominant mint flavour. Or the beer mule with a blend of vodka, beer and lime juice, and a hint of ginger. The cocktail is toppped with slices of cucumber which leaves a strong smell and bitter taste of cucumber.
Most of the cocktails have lime and mint flavours.
Sweet Pepper with pepper granules and flavours of strawberry and grape, is predominantly sweet.
The food here has been paired well with the beer. The Calcutta Chilly Chicken is the best starter. The Indo-Chinese preparation with a Bengali flavour has soft, spicy and saucy chicken pieces. The Kohliwada Fried Chicken is a Mumbai-special preparation. The crispy chicken, served with fries tastes better, creamy and sweet when dipped in chipotle mayo.
The Stadium-styled Nachos is prepared with tomato salsa, cheese and jalapenos. It is less creamy and that so keeps the crispiness of nachos. The Prawn Butter Garlic has tiger prawns basted in garlic butter sauce. The chilli flakes on the prawns add to the light-garlic butter flavour.
The cafe has three different sections, done up for a casual dining experience. The outdoor seating has barrel-shaped couches. Instead of the S-shield, the Superman here wears the beer logo. The graffiti and the beer quotes on the walls of the rooms and cushions make it look trendy and cool. The menu is also in the shape of a beer barrel. You could have office meetings with beer at the cafe’s soundproof conference room.
The Beer Cafe will be open to public this Monday.
1 Мар. 2016